I was pretty pumped with the Canon 6D Mark II was announced. It wasn’t announced with a lot of fanfare for its video quality and there was no 4K video under the hood. However, it looked like THE full frame camera to have if you were a serious photographer on a budget. Unfortunately, early tests are starting to show that the dynamic range is rather lackluster for a full frame camera in 2017. [Read more…]
The Canon 5D Mark IV is now available with the Canon Log Gamma upgrade pre-loaded. We saw this back at NAB and knew it was coming soon. Now, it’s here.
Canon Log Gamma gives you “flat images with an improved dynamic range of 800%, or 12 stops. This function makes it easier to match cameras in post-production as well as provides the most latitude and potential for color grading. For monitoring, a View Assist function is available, which allows the use of one of two LUTs for more accurate viewing on the camera’s LCD or an external monitor. The options are for Canon Log 10 to Wide DR that converts the footage to Wide Dynamic Range Gamma or Canon Log 10 to ITU-R BT.709, which converts the image to a more conventional Rec. 709 color space.”
If you want the Canon Log upgrade on an exisiting 5D Mark IV, you’ll have to send your camera in to Canon to receive the update and pay $100 for it. Otherwise, it is available as an option when you order, at a $100 premium over the standard retail version. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
A couple Canon EOS Cinema cameras received further discounts with some relatively reasonable prices now. The original Canon EOS C100 is now available for $2,299 (was $3,999), while the C100 with the Dual Pixel AF update is $2499 (was $4,499). The C100 Mark II with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens is $3,699 (reg. $5,699). Finally, the C300 Mark II is available for $9,999 (reg. $15,999) – perhaps in response to the recently announced Panasonic AU-EVA1, which ships later this year. I’m not sure if these are permanent price drops or if they are only for a short while. If you’ve been on the hunt for a cinema camera though, these are are the most attractive deals Canon has offered thus far.
The Canon 6D Mark II is officially here and it’s almost everything we hoped it would be. The original Canon 6D went a long way to making the full frame DSLR format more accessible than previously possible. The 6D Mark II carries that mantle forward with an impressive set of photography features. [Read more…]
The Canon 6D Mark II has been a very leaky camera. Now, we’ve got photos and leaked specs of the upcoming camera.
The specs confirm basically what we’ve been seeing for awhile now. I think this is looking like one of the best Canon DSLR releases since the Canon 7D.
Canon 6D Mark II Leaked Specifications
- 26.2MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
- Dual Pixel AF
- 45-point AF (all cross-type)
- ISO 40,000 max sensitivity (up to ISO 102,400 extended)
- Full HD with 5-axis electronics image stabilization
- 3-inch Vari-angle LCD
- Dimensions: 144 x 110.5 x 74.8mm
- Weight: 765g
More images below. [Read more…]
In the last rumor update on the Canon 6D Mark II, I was hoping that the 6D Mark II would come in at or below the $2100 price point of the original Canon 6D. New credible info from Canon Rumors reveals that the retail price will be $1,999 when it is officially unveiled next week!
While the 6D Mark II doesn’t look like it has the whiz-bang video features of the 5D Mark IV, it looks like it has some serious chops as a still image shooter. It’s rumored to be a full frame DSLR with a 26MP sensor with a 45-point AF system with all cross-type points.
Of course, the 1080/60p video capture on the full frame sensor is going to do well enough, it’s not quite cutting edge as a 2017 HDSLR. With the updated AF, high-res full frame sensor and sub-$2,000 price, it looks like a well-timed and welcome photography tool at a substantially-discounted price from the state-of-the-art 5D Mark IV.
We should know everything for certain next week on the 6D Mark II’s expected announcement date of June 29.